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  • Make It Green with Jo Pudelko


    Craft offers audiences an alternative way of thinking about the world. Our Make It Green series brings you Jo Pudelko's thoughts on how joining the Green Crafts Initiative made her think more critically about her responsibilities as a maker.

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  • Meet Your Maker at Stirling Castle


    As part of the 2014/15 Meet Your Maker campaign, Craft Scotland partnered with Historic Scotland in an innovative new community programme that saw contemporary Scottish craft take inspiration from the past to create new work. The results of the project are currently being showcased in an exhibition at Stirling Castle, open until the end of April 2015.

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  • Laura Murray: Meet Your Maker at Stirling Castle


    In late 2014 Craft Scotland put out a call for makers to take part in a community engagement project with Historic Scotland, working directly with a youth or community group in Stirling Castle over a period of six weeks. Historic Scotland was looking for a maker who could unlock the potential of traditional or contemporary craft, enabling learners to discover more about their cultural heritage and providing creative inspiration linked to stories, people and events from the past.

    Our successful maker, Laura Murray, has put together a blog of her experiences. 

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  • Craft Tourism Experiences: Introducing Gillian Cooper


    Gillian Cooper offers a range of specialist surface design and stitch courses, talks and demonstrations tailor-made to suit small groups and individuals from her home studio in Balfron, rural Stirlingshire. These courses can be tailored to suit all from complete beginners to the more experienced.

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  • Craft Tourism Experiences: Introducing Glass Maker Elin Isaksson


    Elin's studio is located in Stirling, which can easily be reached from both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Elin runs a variety of glassblowing courses, from short taster sessions to half and full day workshops.

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  • First Class: The Andy Murray Stamp


    Contemporary textile maker Angela T Edgar has created an unusual new textile artwork. 

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  • Carnegie UK Trust TestTown finalists revealed


    Twelve projects including 'Back on the High Street' from Falkirk will compete in the final of TestTown, a business competition being run by Carnegie UK Trust.

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  • Natural Craft - West Moss Side


    As part of our series celebrating the Year of Natural Scotland, we take a closer look at West Moss Side.

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  • Glass maker launches Angels' Share Whisky Angel


    The so called 'Angels' Share’ is a whisky legend. A world-renowned Stirlingshire glass-maker and his daughter have launched a new craft business which pays homage to this whisky fable.

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  • Record visitor figures in 2011 for Scottish Museums and Galleries


    A number of UK attractions recorded increases in visitor numbers during 2011, according to figures from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA)

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  • Friday Craft Film - West Dean College Tapestry Studio


    This week, we feature a short film from weavers in West Dean College who are working on ‘The Hunt of the Unicorn’ tapestry for Stirling Castle.

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  • Artmag and Creative Scotland join forces to boost visual arts


    Artmag and Creative Scotland have announced a new partnership that will help promote Scottish visual arts to a wide audience.

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